A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy fertilizers and seeds, and pay plowing cost.


Danaya V Group's story

The ten members of Danaya V Group are married women who average 34 years of age and 5 children each. They all live in polygamous families in Mana, a village in Ouelessebougou, 2nd administrative region of Mali.

They work with Kiva's partner, the MFI Soro Yiriwaso, in order to carry out their farming activities during the rainy season. They are seeking their seventh farming loan from the MFI.

They grow peanuts and millet, just like Gnineba, the second woman from the right in the sitting row in the photograph. With her loan, she intends to buy fertilizers and seeds, and pay plowing cost to maintain 0.5 hectare.

After the harvest, the production is sold at the market, to a clientele comprising resellers and consumers. Gnineba intends to turn an average profit of XOF 45'000 per planting.

This profit will enable her to repay the loan, and also help her husband cover daily expenses.

In this group: Jeanne , Gneriba , Rokia , Mariam , Kadiatou , Gnineba , Fanta Kassim , Molobaly , Awa Tieble , Tiedjougou

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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